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officially begins in charlotte tonight where first lady michelle obama will take the stage and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserves a second term. nbc's tracy potts joins us live there. she has the details from charlotte. tracie, good morning. >> hi, lynn. behind the stage where it all gets started tonight, the stage where we'll see michelle obama, but not where we'll see the president. he'll be a few blocks away at the bank of america before he arrives to make his case here in charlotte. last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody's a democrat or republican. we're all just americans. >> but not in charlotte this week. heal accept the democratic nomination on thursday i'll offer you what i believe is a better passport. >> tonight we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going talk about the president she knows, the husband she married, and, of course, the father to her children. >> maryland's govern and san antonio's mayor julian castro also speak tonight. castro is the first latino to give a keynote address, t
romney and first lady michelle obama, they made campaign stops in the battleground state of virginia today. romney in fairfax, the first lady two stops in richmond and fredericksburg. that's where we find julie carey tonight, following both campaigns. hey, julie. >> reporter: hey there. they're breaking things down here. about 30 minutes ago this gym was packed with supporters as michelle obama wrapped up an energy rally here. at the competing rallies today, sorrow over the losses in libya, and a reminder yet again that northern virginia could decide this election. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax, and the gop presidential candidate began by acknowledging the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the deaths of four diplomats there. >> we're in mourning. we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families, and those that they've left behind. >> reporter: five hours later at the university of mary washington, michelle obama made her second virg
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built on american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in ou
this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> t
a lead in some swing states. tonight at the washington convention center, michelle obama used her keynote address to the congressional black caucus gala to urge voters to register voters and turn out on election day. >> too many of us choose not to participate. while we are tuning out and staying home on election day, other folks are tuning in. other folks are taking politics very seriously. and they are engaged on every level. >> one of the hot issues at the congressional black caucus event is a protest by some black clergy who are urging african americans to stay at home on election day to protest the president's support for gay marriage. >>> ken picks up the story from here. he's live downtown from the gala at the convention center. ken, what's up? >> reporter: good evening to you, bruce. it's because of that protest that you just talked about that the first lady's comments come at a critical moment for the black community locally and throughout the country. this is of course, following remarks from black ministers who oppose president obama's stance on same-sex marriage. ♪ [ musi
and former governor tim kaine. first lady michelle obama is also taking the stage tonight. president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour today in virginia. he will speak at norfolk state university. the president was in the common wealth last week. he appeared in charlottesville as part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. recent polls show him slightly ahead of mitt romney in virginia. romney though narrow that margin. >>> some of the speakers at the dr dnc may offer new insight as to how romney does business. the employees from bain capital will talk about how the private equity world works and more specifically how bain capital was run while romney was ceo. >> if you are willing to work with me. >> if you're willing to work everybody harder in this election. then i promise, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republicans are launching this web ad to hammer home their point this country is worse off now than it was when president obama took office. republican national committee is also launching a website called obama isn't working. it features articles
messenger michelle obama checked out the arena this afternoon in advance of her speech tomorrow night. other key speakers include san antonio's mayor castro, massachusetts candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. all have their remarks aimed at key democratic constituencies. >> the obama campaign got another convention headache earlier this morning when the chairman of the california democratic party publicly compared paul ryan to nazi propagandaist joseph goebbels. the romney campaign took offense and called for a full repudiation of the remarks. the obama campaign did repudiate the remarks but did not call on mr. burton the chairman of the california party to resign. kate? >> chuck todd in north carolina tonight. >>> president obama spent this holiday on the campaign trail with a stop in a key swing state today before moving on to see flood damage in louisiana. kristen welker is traveling with the president and joins us from new orleans. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. we are in new orleans where president obama took a detour from the campaign t
michelle obama will also speak. president obama isn't at the convention yet. today he will end his road to charlotte tour in virginia. he is set to speak in norfolk state university. the president spent yesterday in louisiana seeing firsthand the damage hurricane isaac caused last week. he also travelled to the battleground state of ohio where he told steel and auto workers that he saved millions of dollars by bailing out the auto industry. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america. >> vice president joe biden hammered home the same point in a rally in another crucial state, michigan. >> paul ryan hoping to steal some of the democrats' thunder as their convention gets under way. the republican vice presidential nominee calm pand yesterday in greenville, north carolina. he told voters this country is worse off now than it was before president obama was elected. >> what do you call president obama four years ago, if you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your own as some
convention speeches and maybe not the best convention speech of the week, a distinction michelle obama or president clinton could make. because of realities, the president decided that had to trump soaring rhetoric. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a pun
. >> in woodbridge, peggy fox, 9news now. >> and first lady, michelle obama hit the campaign trail in our area today. she is due at an event in baltimore in a half an hour. >>> absentee started today, including virginia. early voting starts in d.c. october 22. and absentee voting begins in maryland october 27. if you need to apply for one of those ballots in maryland, you need to do so by october 30. >>> and if you want to vote for former congressman, virgil good to be the next president, you're in luck in virginia. attorney general certified good has enough signatures to stay on the ballot in virginia. >>> another wild card in the presidential race, will president obama support for marriage equality cost him votes from devout african americans? bruce leshan is here and both sides get fired up today. bruce. >> two very different reactions from two very different coalitions of african american pastors today on this issue of same-sex marriage. the president of a united states who is a black man endorsed same-sex marriage should be put out of office and he never should have been elected. >> surrounde
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: people still talking about mrs. obama's speech here. and speaking of here, we are inside the arena because, of course, all of today's events have been moved here after the threat of thunderstorms. they moved it from that open-air stadium a few blocks away. the problem is, thousands, tens of thousands of people had tickets to see the president and won't be able to fit in this arena. it's just a lot smaller, so lots of disappointed people, some of them volunteers who worked extra hours to get those tickets. aaron? >> all right, tracie potts live for us in charlotte. thank you. >>> democrats are also rallying behind sandra fluke, the women's rights activist and recent georgetown law school graduate who also spoke at the dnc last night. she warned the crowd about what this country would be like if mitt romney wins the election. >> an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. an america in which politicians redefine rape and victims are victim
threatened michelle obama will not be fired. another officer overheard that officer making threatening comments about the first lady back in july. d.c. police chief lanier says the officer has been moved off the motorcycle escort squad. she says the investigation is now being handled by internal affairs. >>> the secret service did arrest a man who threatened to kill president obama. 21-year-old dante simms of charlotte posted threatening messages about the it on twitter earlier this week. they sound simms and arrested him charging him with threatening his life. he's had several run-ins with the law including drug charges and vehicle licenses. >>> $10,000 for information on a suspect who robbed people inside a church. take a look ear. police released surveillance video from the st. stephen's church in northwest d.c. last saturday. you can see the suspect run into the church. he then runs out of the church a short time later. victims say he got away with money, iphone, and other items. if you have any information on this robbery you can call d.c. police. number is on your screen. 202-729
important folks out on the campaign trail on their behalf. michelle obama made an appearance at north carolina central university. she rallied students on her husband's behalf while he attended meetings at the white house today. >>> republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, wasn't far away. he addressed hundreds of supporters in danville, virginia. mitt romney did have a fundraiser in atlanta this afternoon and tonight he is slated to take part in a candidate's forum with uni univision. >>> closer to home, maryland's governor is teaming up with the baltimore ravens linebacker who created a stir about same-sex marriage. martin o'malley is planning to attend a fundraiser in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in maryland. voters are going to decide the issue in a ballot question come november. >>> the inspector general of the justice department released a report that criticizes federal agents and prosecutors in phoenix saying they were mostly responsible for that botched investigation into gun trafficking along the mexican border. that operation called fast and furious. the i
%. >> from the woman who wants to be the first lady to the woman who already has the job. michelle obama has supported a plan that would reduce calories in school lunches. now some kids are criticizing that government program on new school lunch regulations and as cheryl akinson reports a new protest video is burning up the internet. >> getting junk food. >> reporter: they have the hit song "we're young" but wrote their own lyrics to voice their complaints. the youtube video was produced by teachers and students in kansas. it shows volleyball players collapsing and stuffing their lockers with junk food. this is the congressman who is concerned about new school lunch guidelines that limit calories in school meals from kindergarten to fifth grade it's 650 calories. sixth to eighth grade 700 calories. >> decision about the lunch room should be made with the parents not a bureaucrat. >> reporter: these are the first overhaul of school meals pushed by first lady michelle obama. >> we're going to improve the quality of the food we offer in schools. >> reporter: schools have to serve more fruits an
mckennon. >> are we more moral than michelle obama? they are hanging out with jay-z and beyonce, is that something normal people do? >> and gaga revealed her passion for food in new york city, and actually blames her father for packing on the pounds. >> my father opened a restaurant, it was so amazing. i gain five pounds every time i go in. >>> is beyonce pregnant again? that's the latest buzz surrounding the superstar singer and mother of an 8-month- old daughter blue ivy. speculation began after beyonce was photographed with the president and husband jay-z last week, hands folded over what could be a baby bump. beyonce pregnant again? her rep had no comment. >>> iphone 5 mania continues but some people who got this phone a couple days ago are now saying saying i-complain. >> the company shut down production at a factory. >> 5,000 police were called to put down a riot in china following a dispute over working overtime to meet demand. now the question is, will this slow production of the gadget that everyone is trying to get their hands on? >> who knows, we could see other thin
hopeful mitt romney and michelle obama will appear in separate events today. thousands will gather to remember neil arm strong. now, here is danella with traffic. >> slow commute this morning. if you are traveling the inner loop of the beltway heading to tacoma park, a crash is there involving a school bus. route 50 is slow. delays as you make your way to new york avenue, you are at 25 miles per hour. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney now they'
fodder to those opposition. >> we have lived a blessed life but are we more elitist than michelle and barack obama. they are friends with jay-z. >> i didn't think of that. >> everybody says i'm unrelatable because i had a horse in olympics. well i would kill that horse if i could meet beyonce. >> welcome back. arnold schwarzenegger's you you a -- autobiography hit stores today. >> in the interview with lesley stahl she asks him why he's being candid about the affair that broke up his marriage. >> what does maria think about you writing the memoir and bringing this up? >> i think that maria is, you know, wishing me well with everything that i do. >> has she read it? >> no. at this point she hasn't read anything. >> but she knows you're discussing -- >> she knows it's about my whole life and that i would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures and that's not the book i wanted to write. i wanted to write the book about me. my life. >> where is his lif
. congratulations on the wedding. michelle and i wish you a great life together, barack obama. >> things played out perfectly. we couldn't have asked for a better ending. >> deborah: and that's a wedding gift nobody could think to put on their registry. we'll be right back. >>> next, how we got a job as a personal trainer with zero experience. >> i got the job. >> and where's daddy? >> tom cruise, furious over claims that he hasn't seen his daughter surry in 49 days. >>> and britney freak-out. >>> then, the incredible unarmed woman. she can do anything you can. she eats, and texts with her toes. >> using my feet was always the answer. >> she can even drive and pump her own gas. "inside edition" in high definition will >>> hollywood pedophiles. next "inside edition." does child sex abuse run rampant in hollywood? >> i was sexually abused for three years when i was a child. >> "inside edition" investigates. >> how many other young actors in hollywood did you molest? >> watch the next "inside edition." >> deborah: tom cruise is hitting back today against claims that he's an absent father to little sur
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